Treating Critical Heart Conditions - Intensive and Coronary Care Unit (ICCU)
Our 10-bed Intensive and Coronary Care Unit (ICCU) serves the hospital's most critical patients, providing close observation around-the-clock.
The patients cared for in ICCU are diverse. They include heart patients, neurosurgery patients, trauma patients, medical/surgical patients and pediatric patients over the age of 1 year. Patients suffering from a hemorrhage disorder or acute respiratory distress, as well as those who are unstable after a surgery, are also cared for in ICCU.
Patients stay in ICCU an average of two days before being transferred to a unit that specializes in telemetry, medical care or post-surgery care.
The level of nursing care is intense, and so is the required training. The registered nurses in ICCU are certified in advanced cardiac life support and advanced electrocardiography. Additionally, they are trained in the use of the intra-aortic balloon pump, mechanical ventilators, intracranial pressure monitors and more.
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